Finnair is set to resume passenger flights to the Japanese city of Osaka on March 26, after a one-year hiatus.

Flights from Helsinki to Kansai International Airport will initially operate three times per week, with flights departing Finland on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, and returning from Japan on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Services will depart the Finnish capital at 1745, arriving into Osaka at 1235 the following afternoon.

On the return, flights will leave Osaka at 2225, arriving in Finnair’s Helsinki hub at 0530 the following morning.

Passengers can choose from business class and economy class onboard the Nordic airline’s state of the art A350-900 aircraft.

Return fares from London to Osaka start from £877 (US$1,075), including taxes and fees.

These services have been specifically timed to allow easy connections from Finnair’s destinations across the UK and Ireland – including London Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh.

Finnair also offers daily flights from Helsinki to Tokyo’s downtown Haneda Airport and four weekly flights to Tokyo Narita.

Pre-pandemic, Finnair also flew to Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo in Japan.

It is understood that the airline will gradually rebuild its Asia-Pacific network, including more flights to China and Japan.